Australian actor Jacob Elordi, who recently gained widespread attention for his role in the film Saltburn, would be the subject of a police investigation because he apparently grabbed a journalist by the throat after making a joke that would have degenerated.
“[Jacob Elordi s’est fâché]… he pushed me against the wall and his hands were on my throat,” radio journalist Joshua Fox from Australian station KIIS FM said on Monday, according to the BBC.
On Saturday, the 32-year-old journalist was said to have followed the Australian actor to the terrace of a Sydney brasserie after hearing rumors about the presence in town of the star, who plays the role of Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola's film Priscilla, according to British Media.
At that time, the journalist is said to have approached the actor outside the bar and asked him to fill a container with his bath water, alluding to an important scene from the film “Saltburn”, which was released in cinemas at the end of 2023.
Except that the joke would have quickly degenerated if the actor had asked him not to film it, which the journalist agreed to when he realized that “the joke hadn't worked,” the thirty-year-old would have told Kyle and during the morning show Jackie O, where he has worked since 2022.
But the actor then became aggressive and “intimidating” by asking him to delete the images, which the journalist refused for evidence reasons given the turn of events, he continued, according to the BBC.
He is said to have pushed her against the wall and placed his hands on her neck.
For their part, Australian police confirmed they had opened an investigation into the alleged assault, although the 32-year-old victim was not injured in the altercation, BBC Newsbeat has learned.